Items will also be offered for sale for those early Christmas presents. Demonstrations of woodturning will be held at the Club's Studio and workshop which is located within the grounds of the Sculpture Park.
Woodturning is an age-old craft done largely by hand. As the lathe turns and spins a piece of wood, it is shaped by hand, using a chisel. This process brings out fantastic colours and grains in the wood and can be displayed in beautiful ways where natural timbers are used.
The technique of spinning wood on the lathe produces sculptural and artistic items, alongside utilitarian ones such as bowls, platters, pens etc. Demonstrations on the day will have a variety of items showcased. This is your chance to get close to the maker, have your queries answered, or to get in touch with makers for a commissioned piece, be it a wall hanging sculptural piece, clock, or a handcrafted component for your chair/rocking chair, wooden tables etc. The possibilities are endless.
Enjoy this rare opportunity to get your hands on a handcrafted item, using an age-old craft. In an age filled with cheap, disposable and machine-made items, a craft that goes back centuries is definitely something to behold.
If your interest lies beyond being a buyer, and you'd like to join the Guild to have a go yourself, you can download the application form HERE, and return it to the Secretary - details of which are on the link page.